There is always more information to read about any given subject but it is important to be selective and understand the purpose for reading any text. Be decisive and skip what is not important to you.
Here are a few tips to help you along the way!
Have a purpose: Know what you’re looking for. This will save you time and let you feel free to skim the text in search of meaningful information.
Check action points that come from the document: Any reference to a date can help you determine the time frame in which you need to read and/or take action on the document.
Re Read: Go over highlighted or important sections again when you have a spare moment. Carry documents with you on your travels to make use of any spare time, such as train or plane journeys or waiting to meet someone.
Don’t focus on every word: Spread your central vision and look at groups of words together.
Make sure you don’t move your lips when you read: This will slow you down!
When you finished reading the document, take action: In the same way as email or any other form of written communication, decide whether the document needs to be stored for future reference, passed onto someone else or whether you can destroy it.